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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis

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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis is an event in American letters.

Lydia Davis is one of our most original and influential writers. She has been called "an American virtuoso of the short story form" (Salon) and "one of the quiet giants . . . of American fiction" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, for the first time, Davis's short stories are collected in one volume, from the groundbreaking Break It Down (1986) to the 2007 National Book Award nominee Varieties of Disturbance.

"Among the true originals of contemporary American short fiction.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Lydia Davis is the author of Essays One, a collection of essays on writing, reading, art, memory, and the Bible. She is also the author of The End of the Story: A Novel and many story collections, including Varieties of Disturbance, a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award for Fiction; Can’t and Won’t (2014); and The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, described by James Wood in The New Yorker as “a grand cumulative achievement.” Davis is also the acclaimed translator of Swann’s Way and Madame Bovary, both awarded the French-American Foundation Translation Prize, and of many other works of literature. She has been named both a Chevalier and an Officier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, and in 2020 she received the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

ISBN: 9780312655396

ISBN-10: 9780312655396

Publisher: Picador

Publication Date: 10/26/2010 - 12:00am

On Sale: 10/26/2010 - 12:00am

Pages: 752

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Short Stories (single author)

Fiction / World Literature / American / 21st Century